Football in Papua New Guinea

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The sport of football in the country of Papua New Guinea is run by the Papua New Guinea Football Association.[1] The association has been affiliated to FIFA and the Oceania Football Confederation since 1966. The association administers the national football team as well as the national league.

In 2016 PNG is due to host the U-20 Women's World Cup.

League system[edit]

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League
11 clubs + Besta PNG United FC divided in 2 series of 6

Top clubs from PNG participate in the Oceania Champions League including in 2009-10 when Hekari United won that competition and went on to represent Oceania at the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.


  1. ^ "PNG Soccer moves to bridge gap - Papua New Guinea - News - Islands Business magazine". 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2013-12-06.